Jeff Molina is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the first active male UFC fighter to publicly state that he is not heterosexual, after coming out as bisexual in 2023.
Jeff Molina is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has a professional record of 11 wins and 2 losses, and he earned a UFC contract after winning a unanimous decision against Jacob Silva on Dana White’s Contender Series 30.
Molina’s net worth is estimated to be around $500,000 similar to college basketball player Kendall Bresee. He earns most of his income from his UFC fights, sponsorships, and endorsements. There is no question that his wealth will grow in the coming future.
Molina was born on July 17, 1997, in Lakewood, New Jersey. He attended Olathe South High School, where he participated in wrestling.
The UFC star started training MMA at age 14, coached by Jason High and LC Davis. In 2017, he began training with James Krause at Glory MMA.
After going 9-0 as an amateur, Molina made the transition to professional baseball. On June 2, 2017, at VFC: Fight Night Harrah's 5, he made his professional MMA debut, losing to Steven Merrill by first-round rear-naked choke. He got back on track with a first-round rear-naked choke submission win against Delfino Benitez at VFC 58.
Molina's next fight ended in a split decision loss against Nate Smith at Victory FC: Fight Night Coco Key. Molina then won his next four fights by knockout before defeating Chauncey Wilson through first-round submission at LFA 76. At FAC 2, Molina would choke out Kenny Porter and force a submission.
After a successful fight against Jacob Silva at Dana White's Contender Series 30 on August 25, 2020, Molina was offered a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On April 24, 2021, at UFC 261, he made his UFC debut, defeating Aori Qileng via unanimous decision and collecting the Fight of the Night bonus in the process.
On June 4, 2022, at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai, he fought Daniel Lacerda and won via second-round knockout.
Jeff Molina has not publicly disclosed his current relationship status. He recently came out as bisexual after a private video of him was leaked online.
The MMA star said he has dated girls his whole life and suppressed feelings he had for boys throughout high school, college, and his MMA career. He also said he wanted to keep his dating life private from social media. He is the first openly LGBTQ+ male fighter in UFC history.
Jeff Molina is a professional MMA fighter who graduated from high school in 2015. He attended Olathe South High School in Kansas, where he developed his passion for martial arts. He decided to skip college and focus on his MMA career instead.
Molina joined Glory MMA, a gym that trains some of the best fighters in the world. There, he learned from his coaches and teammates, who helped him improve his skills and mindset. He has said that Glory MMA is like a family to him and that he owes a lot to them for his success.
5 ft 6 inch tall, Jeff Molina is active on social media, especially on Twitter. He has a verified account with the handle [@JeffMolinaMMA], where he posts updates about his career, personal life, and opinions.
Molina also has an Instagram account with the handle [@jeffmolina], where he shares photos and videos of his training, fights, and travels. He rarely updates on Facebook, but he has a Jeff Molina MMA fan page where he occasionally posts news.